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iPad Pro
Apple iPad Pro wordmark 2017.svg
IPad Pro 11 mockup.png
Second-generation 11" iPad Pro in Silver
DeveloperApple Inc.
ManufacturerFoxconn (on contract)
Product familyiPad
TypeTablet computer
Release date
DiscontinuedJune 5, 2017 (12.9-inch 1G and 9.7-inch)
October 30, 2018 (12.9 inch 2G)
March 18, 2019 (10.5-inch 2G)
March 18, 2020 (12.9-inch 3G and 11-inch 1G)
Operating systemiOS (2015–2019)
iPadOS (2019–present)
System-on-chip used
CPU
Memory
Storage32, 64, 128, 256, 512 GB, or 1 TB[4] flash memory
Display12.9-inch:
2732×2048 px (264 PPI) (IPS panel) (5.5 megapixels), 12.9 in (327.8 mm) diagonal, 4:3[4]

9.7-inch:
2048×1536 px (264 PPI) (IPS panel) (3.1 megapixels), 9.7 in (246.3 mm) diagonal, 4:3[4]
10.5-inch:
2224×1668 px (264 PPI) (IPS Panel), 10.5 in diagonal, 4:3[4]

11-inch:
2388×1668 px (264 PPI) (IPS Panel), 11 in diagonal, ≈4.3:3[a]
Graphics12-core PowerVR Series 7XT[6]
SoundFour speakers, adjusting sound to device orientation
InputMulti-touch screen, headset controls and ambient light sensors, 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, digital compass, five microphones, Bosch Sensortec BMP280 barometer
Camera12.9-inch 1G: 1.2 megapixels 720p front-facing and 8 megapixels rear-facing[4]

9.7-inch: 5 megapixels 720p front-facing and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing[4]
12.9-inch 2G and 10.5-inch: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing, Optical & Digital Image Stabilization[4]
12.9-inch 3G and 11-inch 1G: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing TrueDepth and 12 megapixels 4K rear-facing, Digital Image Stabilization[4]

12.9-inch 4G and 11-inch 2G: 7 megapixels 1080p front-facing TrueDepth and separate 10- and 12-megapixel 4K rear-facing, Digital Image Stabilization, LIDAR sensor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular:
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO[4]
Bluetooth 4.2[4]
Wi-Fi + Cellular:
GPS & GLONASS[4]
GSM
UMTS/HSDPA
850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz[4]
GSM/EDGE
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz[4]
CDMA
CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and B.
800, 1900 MHz[4]

12.9-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:

LTE
Multiple bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29 and TD-LTE 38, 39, 40, 41[4]

9.7-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:

LTE Advanced
Multiple bands
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and TD-LTE 38, 39, 40, 41[4]
Power
Online servicesApp Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store, iBookstore, iCloud, Game Center
Dimensions12.9-inch:
305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h)
220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w)
6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)

12.9-inch (2018):
280.6 mm (11.05 in) (h)
214.6 mm (8.45 in) (w)
5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)
9.7-inch:
240 mm (9.4 in) (h)
169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)
6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)
10.5-inch:
250.6 mm (9.87 in) (h)
174.1 mm (6.85 in) (w)
6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)

11-inch:
247.6 mm (9.75 in) (h)
178.5 mm (7.03 in) (w)
5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)
Mass12.9-inch Wi-Fi:

713 g (1.572 lb)
12.9-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:
723 g (1.594 lb)
12.9-inch (2018) Wi-Fi:
631 g (1.391 lb)
12.9-inch (2018) Wi-Fi + Cellular:
633 g (1.396 lb)
12.9-inch (2020) Wi-Fi:
641 g (1.413 lb)
12.9-inch (2020) Wi-Fi + Cellular:
643 g (1.418 lb)
9.7-inch Wi-Fi:
437 g (0.963 lb)
9.7-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular:
444 g (0.979 lb)
10.5-inch WiFi: 469 g (1.034 lb)
10.5-inch WiFi + Cellular:
477 g (1.052 lb)
11-inch (2018) WiFi and WiFi + Cellular:
468 g (1.032 lb)
11-inch (2020) WiFi:
471 g (1.038 lb)
11-inch (2020) WiFi + Cellular:

473 g (1.043 lb)
Related articlesApple Pencil, Apple A9X, Apple A10X, Apple A12X Bionic, Apple A12Z Bionic
Websitewww.apple.com/ipad-pro/

The iPad Pro family is a line of iPad tablet computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. and first available in November 2015. They run the iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. The current generation is available in two screen sizes, 11-inch (28 cm) and 12.9-inch (33 cm),[13] each with four options for internal storage capacities: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB.[14][15]

The first iPad Pro, the 12.9-inch version, was announced on September 9, 2015[16] and released on November 11, 2015.[17] It is larger than all previous iPad models and the first iPad tablet to feature LPDDR4 RAM.[1] The 12.9-inch tablet was later followed by the smaller 9.7-inch version, which was announced on March 21, 2016, and released on March 31 that same year.[18]

On June 5, 2017, the second-generation iPad Pro was announced, which features A10X Fusion processors, with storage options of 64 GB and 512 GB. Upgraded displays include a 10.5-inch version to replace the 9.7-inch model, while the 12.9-inch version was refreshed.[19] Following this announcement, both models of the first-generation iPad Pro were discontinued.

The third generation of iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018, and was made available in two screen sizes: 11-inch (28 cm) and 12.9-inch (33 cm). They feature full-screen displays, with the 11-inch model replacing the 10.5-inch model of the previous generation. They also feature up to 1 TB [20] of storage and Face ID using a sensor array on the top bezel which, unlike iPhone models featuring Face ID, can unlock the iPad in any orientation. Due to not having Touch ID, these devices are the first iPads to lack a physical button on the front.

The fourth generation of iPad Pro was announced on March 18, 2020, with the same screen sizes of the previous generation. It offers a redesigned camera modules, A12Z processors, 128 GB minimum storage, and support for the Magic Keyboard with a trackpad that is sold separately.[21]

9.7" 1st Generation & 12.9" 1st Generation (2015)[edit]

The 12.9-inch version of the iPad Pro was announced during an Apple Special Event on September 9, 2015. It was released on November 11, 2015, with silver, gold, and space gray color options. Prices ranging from US$799.99 to $1,229.99 based on storage size and cellular connectivity. On March 21, 2016, the 9.7-inch version of the iPad Pro was announced at an Apple keynote with an additional rose gold color option. The 9.7-inch version also introduced the ability to choose the base 32 GB Model with a Cellular + WiFi option. (Previously, Cellular + WiFi option was only available on 128 GB iPad Pro models.[22]) The 9.7-inch model is priced from $599 to $1,129 depending on the configuration. It was released on March 31, 2016.

The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a faster CPU and a better camera than the iPad Air 2. It is the first iPad to feature True Tone Flash and Retina Flash, and its 256 GB storage option is the highest for an iPad at the time. Its True Tone display allows the LCD to adapt its color and intensity to ambient lighting.[18]

Both iPad Pro models include the A9X chip and the Apple M9 motion co-processor. The 9.7-inch model, however, has a slightly underclocked CPU (2.16 GHz compared to 2.26 GHz on the 12.9-inch model) and only 2 GiB of RAM. Several features are carried over from the standard iPad, such as Touch ID and the Retina Display. New features include a smart connector for a keyboard and four stereo speakers located in pairs on top and bottom of the device. The 12.9-inch model has a 2732-by-2048 Retina Display at 264 pixels per inch, and the 9.7-inch model has a 2048-by-1536 Retina Display at 264 pixels per inch and features a variable refresh rate, a first for Apple. The 12.9-inch version is the first iPad to include 4 GiB (4 × 10243-byte) of RAM.

A customized 12.9 inch iPad Pro was also designed by Jony Ive and submitted to the Time for Design auction. The special edition iPad Pro has an "Edition 1 of 1" label engraved on its back and comes with a custom yellow-gold anodized finish, a blue leather Smart Cover and an orange leather Apple Pencil case cover, all of which are not sold by Apple elsewhere.[23][24]

10.5" 1st Generation & 12.9" 2nd Generation (2017)[edit]

The second generation of iPad Pro was announced on June 5, 2017, alongside iOS 11 at WWDC 2017. The second-generation iPad Pro models, at 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, have an A10X Hexa-core CPU and with a 12-core GPU, Apple's ProMotion display technology which supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision content (with iOS 11 or later) with a 120 Hz refresh rate and their True Tone display is 50 percent brighter than the earlier models; both sizes also have a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with quad-LED True-Tone flash and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera with Retina Flash.[19] They have USB-C connection speeds using Lightning cables, with USB-C fast-charge support.[25] The second-generation iPad Pro has storage capacities up to 512 GB.

11" 1st Generation & 12.9" 3rd Generation (2018)[edit]

The third generation of iPad Pro was announced on October 30, 2018,[26][27] during an Apple Special Event at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. The redesigned 2018 models feature new edge-to-edge Liquid Retina displays, Face ID, improved 12MP and 7MP cameras, USB-C connector, and Apple A12X Bionic processors. The tablets are offered in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes, and are the first iPad models to offer tap-to-wake LCD displays (following the iPhone X[28]), and up to 1 TB of internal storage. Additionally, the third-generation tablets lack both Touch ID and a headphone jack, the former having been superseded by Face ID.[29][30] The tablets were released on November 7, 2018 and are only available in silver and space gray. It is notably the thinnest iPad Pro ever at a thickness of 5.9mm.

11" 2nd Generation & 12.9" 4th Generation (2020)[edit]

Apple announced the iPad Pro 11" 2nd Generation and 12.9" 4th Generation on March 18, 2020, with a release date of March 25.[31]

The 2020 models features an Apple A12Z processor, with eight-core CPU and GPU, support for WiFi 6, and an upgraded camera setup with a 12MP wide camera, a 10MP ultra-wide camera, and a LiDAR scanner for augmented reality. From the 2018 to 2020 models, RAM was increased from 4 to 6 GiB on the 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB models, and remains at 6 GiB for the 1 TB model.[3] The base storage option was doubled from 64 GB to 128 GB. A new Magic Keyboard was announced for release in May, which includes a trackpad, backlit keys, USB-C port for passthrough charging, and a cantilever design allowing the iPad Pro to 'float' above the keys. The Magic Keyboard is compatible with the 2020 (iPad Pro 11" 2nd Gen and 12.9" 4th Gen) and the 2018 models (iPad Pro 11" 1st Gen and 12.9" 3rd Gen).

Support for trackpads, mice, and pointing devices was announced, as a feature of version 13.4 of iPadOS, which was released on March 24, 2020.

Accessories[edit]

There are three primary accessories made specifically for iPad Pro, all of which are sold separately:[32] an active bluetooth tracking stylus, Apple Pencil; an attachable keyboard, Smart Keyboard; and a form-fitted silicone case that is compatible with the Smart Keyboard.[33] Additionally, with the inclusion of a USB-C connector in the third-generation and newer iPad Pro, it is now possible to connect to other displays and devices, and to charge other devices with the iPad Pro.[34]

Smart Keyboard and Smart Cover[edit]

Smart Keyboard docks with iPad Pro using the Smart Connector, a magnetic connection with three pins that provides data transfer and power. Smart Keyboard, which doubles as a kickstand, is comparable to that of the competing Microsoft Surface Pro.[35] The design of the Smart Keyboard is similar to the design of the Smart Cover accessory.[36]

IPad Pro 2020 with Smart Keyboard Folio and Apple Pemcil.jpg

Apple Pencil[edit]

First generation[edit]

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (in boxes)

The first-generation Apple Pencil is a precision stylus exclusive to the iPad Pro, iPad (2018), iPad (2019), iPad Air (2019) and iPad Mini (5th generation). The accessory is rechargeable via the Lightning port on iPad itself on the pre USB-C models.[37][38] iPad Pro introduces a new display with increased responsiveness and precision over previous iPad displays with Apple Pencil support added.[39][40] During the keynote, Apple demonstrated drawing, managing publication layout, and document annotation.[41][42][43]

Second generation[edit]

iPad Pro and second-generation Apple Pencil (left)

The second-generation Apple Pencil functions exclusively with the 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models.[44] The new features include:

  • Attaches magnetically (which allows for charging and automatic pairing of the pencil)
  • Double-tap the side of pencil to change tools
  • Free engraving
  • Matte finish, less slippery
  • Much closer to the size of a regular pencil but maintains battery life
  • No cap or anything to plug in

The second generation Apple Pencil is only compatible with:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation)

All other model iPad Pros require the first generation Apple Pencil.

USB-C accessories[edit]

Apple created various adapters to pair with the 2018 iPad Pro models. These adapters utilize the new USB-C connector which allows the iPad to connect with HDMI cables, USB ports,[45] and read SD cards.[46] Using an HDMI cable, users can connect their iPad to another display, such as a computer, laptop, or television. The USB and SD card support allows user to transfer and save files to and from external memory storage devices.

Third party developers have taken advantage of the inclusion of USB-C connection in the third-generation iPad Pros to create other adapters, which can include several adapters in one connection.[47] The USB-C port has allows the iPad Pro to integrate with various USB-C accessories, ranging from USB-C docking stations, USB-C to USB-A generic adapter with a flash drive, ethernet, and so on. It can also charge other devices; for instance, you can plug in a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge your phone or AirPods; you can even charge one iPad with another one with the included USB-C to USB-C cable. There are also USB-C to USB-A adapters, and a USB-C to HDMI adapter to view the iPad display on your television or monitor; wired keyboards and mice also work. This is not restricted to supported/approved devices.

Magic Keyboard[edit]

The Magic Keyboard features the first trackpad designed for an iPad, a hinge to adjust the viewing angle and includes a USB-C port for pass-through charging.[21] The Magic Keyboard is supported on 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro devices. Though initially expected to launch in May of 2020, orders shipped starting in late April 2020.[48] The Magic Keyboard was met with medium reviews. While providing many features which users wanted, there were some downsides to it. The Magic Keyboard provided a proper typing experience and supplied a good trackpad bundled with excellent build quality. On the downside, the added weight to the iPad Pro for this functionality, a missing function key row and a steep price, made the Magic Keyboard an accessory only for a niche market. [49]

Reception[edit]

General reviews[edit]

The iPad Pro's 9.7-inch version set a record among all currently released tablets tested in color accuracy, screen reflectance, peak brightness, contrast rating in high ambient light, and smallest color variation. However, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch version tested to having better contrast ratio in the dark.[50]

Despite Apple advertising the tablets as PC replacements,[51] most reviewers noted that it could not replace a laptop running the Microsoft Windows, macOS, or Linux desktop operating systems with its current operating system.[52][53][54]

2015 model reviews[edit]

Scott Stein from CNET praised the faster processor and new accessories available. However, he criticized the cost of both the unit and its accessories, while noting its slightly slower processor with less RAM compared to the larger 12.9-inch model.[55] Matt Swider from TechRadar complimented the easy handling, large 256 GB configuration and True Tone display, but was upset about the high starting price.[56] Gareth Beavis gave a positive review, commending the expansive screen and audio quality but stated that the battery life could be made longer.[57]

2017 model reviews[edit]

Max Parker from TrustedReviews and Gareth Beavis from TechRadar both praised the 10.5-inch model's high-quality audio and performance, though both critics noted that it was expensive.[58][59]

Reviewing the 12.9 inch second-generation iPad Pro, Lauren Goode of The Verge complimented the quality camera, A10X processor and large screen size, but argued that the device could have been cheaper.[60]

2018 model reviews[edit]

The third-generation iPad Pro models were praised for their better displays, slimmed bezels, the addition of Face ID and general speed as well as CPU improvements. Ben Sin from Forbes noted that although the screen is still an LCD screen, the 120 Hz refresh rate makes it feel more smooth.[61] The switch to USB-C connectors received mixed reviews; external monitor support and device charging were added at the cost of extra dongles to use older cables and headphones.[62] Some reviewers noted that although the hardware updates are great steps forward, iOS's limitations, including the lack of external storage capabilities, prevents the third generation from competing against computers. Its high prices were also criticized.[63][64]

iPadOS addresses the lack of external storage on supported iPads by adding support for external storage.[65]

2020 model review[edit]

The 2020 model of the iPad Pro was seen as a minor spec bump amongst tech reviewers. Although the addition in RAM and change in storage options were welcomed. The LIDAR sensor which Apple added for increased AR capability was touted as a feature only a handful of customers will use. A new camera setup in the 2020 model did provide good image quality. All in all, building on the previous generation's success, the 2020 model was seen as a product valuable to those customers who needed what the 2020 model offered which other model didn't. Namely, the LIDAR sensor, a new camera setup and more processing power.[66]


Model comparison[edit]

Legend:   Discontinued   Current
Model iPad Pro (2015) iPad Pro (2017) iPad Pro (2018) iPad Pro (2020)
Screen Size 12.9-inch 1st Gen 9.7-inch 1st Gen 12.9-inch 2nd Gen 10.5-inch 1st Gen 12.9-inch 3rd Gen 11-inch 1st Gen 12.9-inch 4th Gen 11-inch 2nd Gen
Image IPad Pro Mockup.png IPad Air 2.png IPad Pro Mockup.png IPad Air 3 Mockup.png IPad Pro 12.9 3rd gen mockup.png IPad Pro 11 mockup.png IPad Pro 12.9 3rd gen mockup.png IPad Pro 11 mockup.png
Initial operating system iOS 9.1 iOS 9.3 iOS 10.3.2[67] iOS 12.1 iPadOS 13.4
Highest supported operating system iPadOS 13.5.1
Model Number[68][69] A1584 (Wi-Fi)

A1652 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1673 (Wi-Fi)

A1674 or A1675 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1670 (Wi-Fi)

A1671 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1821 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)

A1701 (Wi-Fi)

A1709 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1852 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)

A1876 (Wi-Fi)

A1895, A2014 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1983 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[70]

A1980 (Wi-Fi)

A1934, A2013 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A1979 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[70]

A2229 (Wi-Fi)

A2069, A2232 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A2233 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[71]

A2228 (Wi-Fi)

A2068, A2230 (Wi-Fi + Cellular)

A2231 (Wi-Fi + Cellular, China model)[71]

Announcement date September 9, 2015 March 21, 2016 June 5, 2017 October 30, 2018 March 18, 2020
Release date November 11, 2015 March 31, 2016 June 13, 2017[72] November 7, 2018 March 25, 2020
Launch price Wi-Fi models:
32 GBUS$799
128 GBUS$949
256 GBUS$1,099

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GBUS$1,079
256 GBUS$1,229
Wi-Fi models:
32 GB – US$599
128 GB – US$749
256 GB – US$899

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

32 GB – US$729
128 GB – US$879
256 GB – US$1,029
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$799
256 GB – US$899
512 GB – US$1,099

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$929
256 GB – US$1,029
512 GB – US$1,229
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$649
256 GB – US$749
512 GB – US$949

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$779
256 GB – US$879
512 GB – US$1,079
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$999
256 GB – US$1,149
512 GB – US$1,349
1024 GB – US$1,749

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$1,149
256 GB – US$1,299
512 GB – US$1,499
1024 GB – US$1,899
Wi-Fi models:
64 GB – US$799
256 GB – US$949
512 GB – US$1,149
1024 GB – US$1,549

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

64 GB – US$949
256 GB – US$1,099
512 GB – US$1,299
1024 GB – US$1,699
Wi-Fi models:
128 GB – US$999
256 GB – US$1,099
512 GB – US$1,299
1024 GB – US$1,449

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GB – US$1,149
256 GB – US$1,249
512 GB – US$1,449
1024 GB – US$1,649
Wi-Fi models:
128 GB – US$799
256 GB – US$899
512 GB – US$1,099
1024 GB – US$1,299

Wi-Fi + Cellular models:

128 GB – US$949
256 GB – US$1,049
512 GB – US$1,249
1024 GB – US$1,449
SoC Apple A9X Apple A10X Fusion Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
Motion coprocessor Apple M9 Apple M10 Apple M12
CPU 2.26 GHz dual-core Apple Twister[1] 2.26 GHz dual-core Apple Twister (underclocked to 2.16 GHz) ~2.36 GHz hexa-core Apple Fusion (3× Hurricane + 3× Zephyr)[73] 7 nm, Octa-core SOC; 4x Vortex performance cores + 4x Tempest efficiency cores
GPU 12-core PowerVR Series 7XT[6] 7-core GPU 8-core GPU
Memory 4 [GiB] LPDDR4 RAM[1] 2 [GiB] LPDDR4 RAM 4 [GiB] LPDDR4 RAM[74] 64/256/512 GB - 4 [GiB] LPDDR4X RAM
1 TB - 6 [GiB] LPDDR4X RAM[75][76]
6 [GiB] LPDDR4X RAM[3]
Display 12.9 inches (330 mm) [diagonal] multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an oleophobic, fingerprint and scratch-resistant coating, Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating
9.7 inches (250 mm) [diagonal] multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating

12.9 inches (330 mm) [diagonal] multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

10.5 inches (270 mm) [diagonal] multi-touch display with LED backlighting
and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

12.9 inches (330 mm) [diagonal] Liquid Retina Display and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

11 inches (280 mm) [diagonal] Liquid Retina Display and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

12.9 inches (330 mm) [diagonal] Liquid Retina Display and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

11 inches (280 mm) [diagonal] Liquid Retina Display and an oleophobic and scratch-resistant coating, Wide color display, True Tone display,

Fully laminated display, Antireflective coating, ProMotion display (120 Hertz refresh rate)

2732-by-2048 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2732-by-2048 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2224-by-1668 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2732-by-2048 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2388-by-1668 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2732-by-2048 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display) 2388-by-1668 pixel resolution at 264 ppi (Retina Display)
Camera iSight 8 MP, ƒ/2.4 aperture, HDR for photos, Autofocus, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter,

Backside illumination, Face Detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 43 MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging, Timer mode, Video Recording, 1080p video recording (30 fps), Slo-mo video support for 720p at 120 fps, Time-lapse video, Video image stabilization, 3× digital zoom, Video geotagging

12 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Auto HDR for photos, five-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, Improved face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 63 MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus, Photo geotagging, Timer mode, Video Recording, Cinematic video stabilization, 4K video recording (30 fps), 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, Time-lapse video, 3× digital zoom, Live Photos, True Tone LED flash, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Improved local tone mapping, Improved noise reduction, Video geotagging 12 MP, ƒ/1.8 aperture, Auto HDR for photos, Autofocus with Focus Pixels, six-element lens, Hybrid IR filter, Backside illumination,Improved face detection, Exposure control, Panorama (up to 63 MP), Burst mode, Tap to focus,

Photo and video geotagging, Timer mode, Video Recording, Cinematic video stabilization, 4K video recording (30 fps), 1080p HD video recording at 30fps or 60fps, Slo-mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, Time-lapse video, 3× digital zoom, True Tone LED flash, Sapphire crystal lens cover, improved local tone mapping, improved noise reduction

12-megapixel camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture, up to 5x digital zoom, five‑element lens, quad-LED True Tone flash, panorama (up to 63 MP), backside illumination sensor, hybrid IR filter, autofocus with Focus Pixels, tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with stabilization, wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, improved local tone mapping, exposure control, improved noise reduction, smart HDR for photos, photo geotagging, 4K video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, time‑lapse video with stabilization, cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p), continuous autofocus video, playback zoom Wide: 12-megapixel camera, ƒ/1.8 aperture

Ultra Wide: 10-megapixel camera, ƒ/2.4 aperture, 125˚ field of view

All: up to 5x digital zoom, five‑element lens, quad-LED True Tone flash, panorama (up to 63 MP), backside illumination sensor, hybrid IR filter, autofocus with Focus Pixels, tap to focus with Focus Pixels, Live Photos with stabilization, wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, improved local tone mapping, exposure control, improved noise reduction, smart HDR for photos, photo geotagging, 4K video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps or 60 fps, 720p HD video recording at 30 fps, slo‑mo video support for 1080p at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps, time‑lapse video with stabilization, cinematic video stabilization (1080p and 720p), continuous autofocus video, playback zoom

FaceTime 1.2 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Backside illumination, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode and Face Detection 5 MP, ƒ/2.2 aperture, 720p HD video recording, Retina Flash, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Backside illumination, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode and Face Detection 7 MP ƒ/2.2 aperture, 1080p HD video recording, Auto HDR for photos and videos, Backside illumination, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode and Face Detection 7 MP, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Animoji and Memoji, 1080p HD video recording at 30 or 60 fps, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Smart HDR, Backside illumination, Auto image stabilization, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode (Face ID supported) 7 MP, Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting, Animoji and Memoji, 1080p HD video recording at 30 or 60 fps, Retina Flash, ƒ/2.2 aperture, Wide color capture for photos and Live Photos, Smart HDR, Backside illumination, Auto image stabilization, Exposure control, Burst mode, Timer mode (Face ID supported)
Wireless Wi-Fi Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth 4.2 technology

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax); dual channel (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz); HT80 with MIMO

Bluetooth 5.0 technology

Wi-Fi + Cellular Above plus:

UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz), LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41), Data only, Includes Apple SIM (U.S., UK, and Germany only)

Above plus:

UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900 MHz), LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41), Data only, Embedded Apple SIM

Above plus:
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Models A2013 and A2014: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71)
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM[77]
Above plus:
  • UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC‑HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Gigabit-class LTE (Models A2013 and A2014: bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66, 71)
  • Data only
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • eSIM[77]
Geolocation Wi-Fi

models

  • Digital compass
  • Wi-Fi
  • iBeacon microlocation[77]
Wi-Fi + Cellular

models

Above plus:

  • Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS
  • Cellular[77]
Environmental sensors
Battery 3.77 V 38.8 W·h (10307mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[7] 3.82 V 27.91 W·h (7306mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[78] 3.77 V 41 W·h (10875mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[79] 3.77 V 30.8 W·h (8134mA·h) rechargeable lithium‐polymer battery[74] 3.76 V 36.55 W⋅h (9720 mA·h) rechargeable li-ion battery[80] 3.77 V 29.45 W⋅h (7812mA⋅h) rechargeable li-ion battery[81]
Dimensions 305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h)

220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w)

6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)

240 mm (9.4 in) (h)

169.5 mm (6.67 in) (w)

6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)

305.7 mm (12.04 in) (h)

220.6 mm (8.69 in) (w)

6.9 mm (0.27 in) (d)

250.6 mm (9.87 in) (h)

174.1 mm (6.85 in) (w)

6.1 mm (0.24 in) (d)

280.6 mm (11.05 in) (h)

214.9 mm (8.46 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

247.6 mm (9.75 in) (h)

178.5 mm (7.03 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

280.6 mm (11.05 in) (h)

214.9 mm (8.46 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

247.6 mm (9.75 in) (h)

178.5 mm (7.03 in) (w)

5.9 mm (0.23 in) (d)

Weight Wi-Fi model: 710 g (1.57 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 720 g (1.59 lb)

Wi-Fi: 437 g (0.963 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular: 444 g (0.979 lb)

Wi-Fi model: 677 g (1.493 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular model: 692 g (1.526 lb)

Wi-Fi: 469 g (1.034 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 477 g (1.052 lb)

Wi-Fi: 631 g (1.391 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 633 g (1.396 lb)

468 g (1.032 lb) Wi-Fi: 641 g (1.413 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 643 g (1.418 lb)

Wi-Fi: 471 g (1.038 lb)

Wi-Fi + Cellular 473 g (1.043 lb)

Mechanical keys
  • Home button
  • Sleep/Wake
  • Volume control
  • Sleep/Wake
  • Volume control
Connectors
Speakers Quad stereo
Greenhouse gas emissions 240 kg CO2e[82] 210 kg CO2e[83] 122 kg CO2e[84] 100 kg CO2e[85] 136 kg CO2e[86] 113 kg CO2e[87] 140 kg CO2e[88] 119 kg CO2e[89]

Timeline[edit]

iPad Pro (2020)iPad Pro (2020)iPad Pro (2018)iPad Pro (2018)iPad Pro (2017)iPad Pro (2017)iPad ProiPad ProiPad Mini (2019)iPad Mini 4iPad Mini 3iPad Mini 2iPad Mini (1st generation)iPad Air (2019)iPad Air 2iPad AiriPad (2019)iPad (2018)iPad (2017)iPad (4th generation)iPad (3rd generation)iPad (2nd generation)iPad (1st generation)
Source: Apple Newsroom Archive.[90]

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